ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Tourist tax collections 2018

The local 5 percent tourist tax is collected from owners of accommodations rented for six months or less who charge the tax to their renters, in most cases, tourists.


About 50 percent of the tax proceeds are allocated to Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau tourism marketing efforts. About 20 percent is allocated to beach renourishment. The rest is allocated to tourism-related attractions, such the South Florida Museum and the Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria piers, and administrative costs.

Resort tax increases reflect both increased visitation and improved tax collection efforts.

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